Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Bulbs as Perennials" Class At Center For Urban Horticulture Tomorrow And Connie Sidles Book Launch Thursday Evening

UW Botanic Gardens: Bulbs as Perennials 

Tomorrow night from 7-9pm the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) is holding a class called "Bulbs as Perennials" in the Douglas classroom. The fee is $35.
The information says: 

This class will show you how to select and grow bulbous plants for all kinds of garden conditions. Find out which bulbs are enduring as perennials, pest resistant and hardy!
Instructor: Carrie Becker, co-author of Perennials: The Gardener’s Reference, has spent 40 years immersed in the study of plants as a gardener, professional landscape designer, consultant, and educator.

One of the original designers of the Northwest Perennial Alliance Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, she has taught classes about perennials, bulbs, annuals, and biennials in the horticultural department at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington for 17 years.
A recipient of the Garden Writers Association Gold Award for Technical Writing in 2008, Carrie has written articles for Horticulture, Pacific Horticulture, Arboretum Bulletin, and the Northwest Perennial Alliance. She was a Hortus Praefectus of the Northwest Perennial Alliance in 2008.

For more information go here, email or call 206.685.8033

UW Botanic Gardens: Connie Sidles Book Launch
Connie Sidles, local birding expert who maintains a blog documenting the many types of birds, including beautiful pictures, at the nearby Union Bay Natural Area, also known as the Montlake Fill, will be launching her new book, Fill of Joy: More Tales from the Montlake Fill, with a reading on Thursday night from 6:30-8pm in the Miller Library.

The information says about Montlake Fill that "ongoing restoration projects have transformed this former dump into a sanctuary for birds and humans alike,"

Photo by Doug Parrot and Tim Kuhn)


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